After months of speculation, The BBC has confirmed today the new series of Doctor Who is moving to Sunday evenings. Series 11 will debut in the UK on Sunday 7th October.
The move to Sunday evenings is seen as a controversial choice, by some fans. Saturday nights has been home to Doctor Who, since its return in 2005. Previously, the only times the series has been shown on a Sunday was for two episodes shown on Christmas Day and the David Tennant special, The Waters of Mars.
The switch means that Doctor Who will avoid ITV’s X Factor. A timeslot has yet to confirmed, but my money is on it being broadcast between Countryfile and the Strictly Come Dancing Results show.
Chris Chibnall said:
New Doctor, new home! Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights — and make the end of the weekend so much more exciting. Get everybody’s homework done, sort out your Monday clothes, then grab some special Sunday night popcorn, and settle down with all of the family for Sunday night adventures across space and time. (Also, move the sofa away from the wall so parents can hide behind it during the scary bits). The Thirteenth Doctor is falling from the sky and it’s going to be a blast.